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or buses again this morning. service is suspended at least until this afternoon. crews will use the morning to inspect theridges and tracks for any damage and make sure there's enough power to run the system. then metro will decide when to reopen. marc, vre and amtrak service also suspended today. and flights out of dulles and reagan national airports are cancelled until further notice. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here keeping an eye on what we're dealing with this morning. not crazy like it was yesterday, tom. >>> no, but it is still raining from a wide area from northern new england all the way down to the carolinas, all coming from this great circulation from what was sandy. now it's a post-tropical powerful low spinning over the center of circulation around harrisburg, pennsylvania. we're on the southern side. we are getting rain here. snow in the mountains still. we're getting passing moderate showers, these areas of yellow and orange across northern virginia from around the beltway near tyson's corner to near spri
arrested that driver. >>> metro riders you can now use the south entrance of the dupont circle metro station. it was closed for 8 1/2 months while they replaced the old escalators with three new escalators. >> that was a long eight months for a lot of people. it really was. i don't think it really flew by. waking up to the weather, it was nice and cool this morning. >> that's right. we're in for a warmup. tom kierein is joining us today. >> good morning. welcome richard. welcome angie. >> we're probably throwing you off. >> is it sunday or monday? >>> it is monday morning. good morning. starting off, no travel problems. big area of high pressure over us right now, a clear sky. it is chilly. we've got the orion constellation in the sky. the bright spot above is jupiter. venus rising shortly. it includes much of west virginia and virginia. and much of the region under this clear sky. we're going to stay chilly the next several hours. reagan national on the warmer waters of the potomac at 51. as the day progresses, we'll have a rapid warmup. by the noon hour, we'll be in the mid-60s. de
election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is never mind. >> look, i've got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it. but that is not the case. i are not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> round one in the books. the consensus this morning is neither candidate delivered a knockout blow. why both now turn their focus to some local voters. good morning and welcome to news4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. the roads may be just slick enough to slow you down this morning. a live look outside right now at 6:00 a.m. we know that some folks are starting to see some rain drops coming through the area. tom kierein is here to break it all down for us. >> just some scattered light rain. don't have any heavy downpours like we had the other day. but enough to make the pavement wet, and for fender benders, as we've already had several of those. right now, all of this coming as a front is moving into our area and going to bring an end to the high humidity. it's still hu
is suggesting you use metro if at all possible. >> that ball is hit well to the left. mcleod back to the track, to the wall, and it's gone. >> orioles fans are probably a little grumpier than nats fans this morning. they're probably a little tired too. the os lost their first playoff game in 15 years last night, falling to the yankees 7-2. yanks scored four runs in the nipth inning to break a 2-2 tie. the game started four hours late because of the rain, and it was chilly out there. above all that, with a loss for the orioles. >> today will be -- >> colder, is that it? >> did i sum it all up? did i nail it? >> that's about it, but you forgot the wet part. it's going to be wet too, and that's going to make it a little raw out there today. >>> this morning we're talking about the cold because that's really going to get your attention first thing you head oit the door. because those temperatures are low, we've got a frost advisory far to the west and even a freeze warning. the freeze warning in the dark purple, western maryland, and down towards areas of morgantown and el kins and petersburg and
will be close to us from near chincoteague to long island. it could come ashore anywhere in this zone. looks like the timing would be around 8:00 p.m. on monday and then into tuesday morning. we'll have the heaviest rain and the strongest winds coming in, again, late monday, perhaps after sunset till around dawn on tuesday. right now heavy rains on the eastern shore. slowly creeping off to the west. just a few sprinkles around the metro area. this is a multifaceted storm. i'll get it sorted out for you. the latest forecast coming up in a couple of minutes. angie and richard. >> tom, thank you. >> several states of emergency are in effect along the mid-atlantic and the northeast coa coast. news 4's erica gonzalez is live in rehoboth beach. what is it like this morning? >> shelters are slated to open today at noon. we will be meeting with the governor of delaware at one of those locations at that time. take a look at the water. it's just inching into the board walk. it is now about to 3 feet above the normal level. we are just about 100 feet away from the board walk. it is inching its way over
. >> where did you come from, the north pole? >> not quite. >> welcome back, aaron. good to have you with us. >>> it was feeling like summer yesterday afternoon, and here we go again, another touch of summer on the way. there is a chill in the air. we do have clouds moving in from the west. there are a few sprinkles showing up on storm team 4 radar there. those little areas of light green in the mounmountains, but don't think the clouds will hold together as we move east. right now low 50s to mid-50s across most of northern virginia, maryland, right into the chesapeake bay, it's near the 60s. and right around 60 in the district of columbia. a mild morning there. still on the chilly side to cool side. frederick just 50 degrees. and culpeper 52. so's manassas and prince william county. charles county in the 50s. la plata at 55. storm team 4, hour by hour, a rapid warmup and a little cloudiness around and just a slight chance of a sprinkle through noon time with the clouds coming through. going to be mild. after that, the clouds should break up a little bit by later this afternoon. a little sun
. there it is on radar. ground clutter close to us. first showers out across parts of ohio but i don't think they'll make it over the mountains. clouds will but rain drops not too likely. we're off to a nice, clear start this morning. we'll have what i like to call self-destructive sunshine today. more sun we get the more clouds we'll hook up. we'll start sunny and end cloudy. we'll talk more about the rest of the weekend coming up. >> new information this morning about a deadly crash in prince george's county involving a metro bus. police now say a street race caused a car to crash into the back of a bus on silver lane and sea pleasant. 9:30 last night police say two drivers each in a mercedes-benz were drag racing. one hit the back of a metro bus and that car burst into flames. the driver of the car died. more than 40 people were on the bus. rescuers took some to the hospital. none were seriously hurt. two people inside the other mercedes-benz are accused of being drunk. >>> one of two prince george's county police officers charged with the beating of a university of maryland student is looking at seve
chances will be back. rain on monday doesn't bother us at all, right? >> yeah, right. >> better than rain on sunday. >> that's true. >> endeavor was supposed to arrive late last night, but that didn't happen. it's still lowly making it's way through the streets of los angeles. it's now expected to arrive at about 9:00, in three hours, looks like the delay isn't enough. stephanie stanton has more. >> thousands of exciting fans lined the streets for day two of the spaceshuttles slow crawl through the streets of l.a. >> at top speeds of 2 miles per hour, officials navigated the shuttle through the city, carefully avoids streets, street signs, and even buildings. >> why did you want to see it? >> because it looks big, cool. >> huge, really huge, it's cool because it was in space. >> they face one of their myself difficult endeavors yet. the shuttle made it's first stop for a special ceremony. >> endeavor is a view national treasure, and i'm extremely pleased to welcome it here to this home. >> after the delay and challenges, fans were treated to a special musical performance. it's new home wi
of a tradeoff this morning. it's a little bit warming but a little bit wet. >> veronica johnson here to tell us if we're going to get more rain, are things warming up? >> the rain should be moving up. we're going to warm up a bit, a tad higher than what we were yesterday. if you're tired of complaining, and we have been talking about the chill, this cold blast that's come in, right now areas of the midwest and northern plains, they've got windchills in the 20s. the kids will be waiting at the bus stop with windchills in the 20s, that's crazy. 45 to 49 degrees here. i think that rain is going so end soon with an overcast sky at the bus stop. your sunrise today 7:12, getting later and later now. look at the numbers throughout the area. 45 degrees. most areas to the north, 46 around leesburg. 46 manassas. 46 around kent springs, maryland, right now. here's a look at that rain that's been with us again, all through the overnight period. the tail end around fredericksburg. by around 8:00 a.m., should be out of here with a mostly cloudy sky. 42 to 49 degrees. your lunch hour today, 52 to 55 with a li
on the u.s. consulate in libya. he accused the president of waiting two weeks to call the attack an act of terror. debate moderator candy crowley corrected him and said the president called it an act of terror the day after the attack. >> and president obama used the debate to take responsibility for the attack on libya. his secretary of state did it earlier in the week, but the president says he's the one ultimately responsible for what happened. >> secretary clinton has done an extraordinary job, but she works for me. i'm the president, and i'm always responsible. that's why nobody is more interested in finding out exactly what happened than i am. >> last night's debate came on the same night u.s. ambassador chris stevens' family and friends gathered in san francisco for a public memorial. ambassador steefvens and three other americans died in an attack in benghazi. >>> a second person in virginia died from the meningitis outbreak. that raises the death toll to 16. more than 230 others are sick. the news comes as federal investigators raided the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the in
in the same tunnel in july. >> i use it a lot. my girlfriend uses it to run on. she's a young single girl, kind of running early morning, late evening, so yeah, it's pretty concerning. >> police made at least one arrest in another attack that happened in july. they do not believe it is related to the other attacks on that trail. >>> the parents of two virginia tech students who sued the state for their daughter's deaths now want to take the university's president to court. the women were among 32 faculty and students who died during the 2007 campus massacre. attorneys want the state supreme court to overturn a judge's ruling that dismissed president charles steeger from their wrongful death lawsuit. in march, a jury found the state negligent. >>> it is do or die for the nats. they must beat the cardinals today or their season will end. the cards ruined the nationals' first home playoff game yesterday, winning 8-0. st. louis now leads the best of five series. ross detwiler will start today, and face kyle lohse. let's do it, nats. outfielder jayson werth says he still likes the team's chanc
of that plea brown is required to be truthful with authorities and disclose personal finances. the u.s. attorney's office is not commenting to the on the reason for the hearing. brown faces up to a year in prison. >>> pepco and its workers reached tentative agreement on a contract avoiding strike. the membership still has to vote on that contract. neither side is providing specific details about the new deal but the union president is recommending members approve it. >>> time for a first look at our forecast. veronica johnson joining us to tell us about the rain and cold. >> chilly. yesterday's high only 55. that was it. >> sad. >> it felt like late fall. early winter. snowshoe mountain resort in west virginia, look at the lift with flakes coming down. that started about 9:00 a.m. yesterday. they picked up a light coating there. as far as what we saw around here, we had showers kind of on and off yesterday. and this morning we're still left with a few showers moving through the area. 48 degrees the current temperature. the dew point at 44. so there has been a little bit of fog that's t
rehoboth beach, delaware, for us, keeping an eye on conditions as they are deteriorating. good morning. >> reporter: aaron, good morning. things are rapidly taken a turn downhill sin we first arrived on friday. the winds are at 45 miles per hour in rehoboth. they're at 40 in ocean city. the rain is starting to come down. the water has picked up significantly out in the ocean. we're three to four feet above normal. again, this is just a taste of what we will be experiencing here along the coast. we spoke with many residents here in rehoboth that said they are not taking the chance. a lot of people told us the only thing they have to compare it to is the ash wednesday storm of '62 for those here along the coastal region, a they will not take those same chances as that storm of '62 because meteorologists have said this is going to be significantly larger. some of the new models showing this is now a system that's about 900 miles across. it is something that is really going to be epic. governor jack marckel saying that people should not take any chances. seven shelters are set up i
out across western west virginia will stay away from us today and these rain drops along the coast of north carolina are the leading drops now from what is once again hurricane sandy. no weather concerns today. a good day to clean the gutters and storm drains and get yourselves ready. tomorrow the rain drops move in. rain and wind increasing rapidly and then monday and tuesday will be the worst of it for us. more on that coming up. >> thanks, chuck. >>> cuba and the caribbean are cleaning up the destruction from sandy after the hurricane packed a punch through the day yesterday. in the caribbean the death toll is up to 43 people including 29 in haiti. the numbers are expected to rise because more than a quarter million people are still living in temporary, unsecured housing from the earthquake there from 2010. flooding is also a concern as river levels are also on the rise. >> as we continue to track hurricane sandy people are getting ready for big storm. many people will get a little extra help to prevent flooding from the district public works department. news 4's derrick ward is
any rain, but there will be another cold front coming through. a rain that will be chilling us through the overnight. clouds are 42 to 50 degrees at 8:00 a.m. by lunchtime, partly sunny, breezy, and cool. and by 5:00 today, partly sunny, breezy, and as the front comes through around 5:00, the winds will be picking up. could have gusts up to 25 miles per hour. temperatures 60 to 65 and falling fast. i'll be back in ten minutes with the four-day forecast. right now, first 4 traffic. >>> here's what you're facing if you're about to leave the house, road work. very light volume in our area. let's first start with the beltway. if you're traveling the beltway, inner loop and outer loop, same story. the exit ramp from the inner loop and outer loop to little river turnpike, that's where you find the work zone. you can't take the exit ramps right now. hopefully, that should be over around 5:00 a.m. let's talk about the inner loop and outer loop of the beltway at university boulevard. construction blocks the left lane. i drove past. it's not bad at all. the volume is very light. stick to the rig
tracks off to the east and north. it's going to stay with us through the afternoon and evening. break out the coat, 38 to 45 degrees at the bus stop. a chilly rain through the evening. we'll have another look at the day planner forecast in about ten minutes. meanwhile, let's head over to first 4 traffic. >>> things are looking good on the interstates for your columbus day commute. no serious problems on 495. let's take a look at 50 in maryland heading west. no serious problems inside or outside the beltway. no major backups. a live look at 50 at 202, no serious delays. a six-minute drive to the bw parkway. if you're taking trains, red line single tracking between judiciary square and ft. totten. orange line single tracking between cheverly and stadium armory. and because of the holiday, no vre or marc rail service today. >>> mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in virginia. the republican presidential hopeful will speak at the institute in maryland today. the speech called the mantel of leadership is romney's tenth address on foreign policy. the former massachusetts gove
yes. tom kierein is here this morning. what do you have for us, tom? >> not as chilly, but still pretty cold this morning as we start off. right now there is a look at our temperatures around region. it's right around 50 degrees. reagan national now at z at 55. in the rural areas, we do have a little bit of patchy fog. watch out for that and watch out for the deer. this is the time of the year they listen to springsteen "dancing in the dark." they are out there. i had a near hit a couple days ago. a line of diminishing showers near the central mississippi valley, but later today there is a chance of damaging winds around our region as this front does get closer to us between maybe late this afternoon into early this evening. hour by hour today, we'll have a nice morning. it's going to be chilly, though. by 6:00 a.m., still around 50. by noontime, upper 60s. light breezes and increasing clouds. late afternoon, a chance of some of those thunderstorms coming through. we will keep you posted. high reaching low 70s by mid afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes. danella now with a look at
left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and
nothing to do with how big of an impact that storm is going to have on us. we all knew all along it would not be a tropical system by the time it got this far north because the water over the ocean is so much colder this time of the year. that is causing the weakening. it is still going to be one heck of a storm as it gets into our area. temperatures early on your saturday morning mild and kind of clammy outside. temperatures upper 50s and low 60s. no rain showing up. if you have things to do outside this weekend, preparations for the storm, today will be a good day to do it. no rain around here. there are rain showers back out to the west. that is part of the cold front interacting with the tropical storm as it comes up the coast line. there is the first drops from sandy breaching cape hatteras, north carolina. we'll keep a close eye on this all weekend. cloudy, cool. on the mild side today with temperatures into the mid and upper 60s and not much of a rain threat for today. that changes overnight tonight. rain increasing and wind increasing dramatically by the second half of your sunday
can see it at 9:00 here on nbc four. ly be getting feedback on facebook. to join the conversation, use the hash tag dctalks. until then you won't hear much from mitt romney or president obama. you will hear from their running mates. they're working through the battleground states this weekend. yesterday the candidates may have been a thousand miles away, but voters in ohio got similar messages, that their votes could decide this election. >> you have such a huge say so in all of this. ohio is the battleground of battleground states. >> we need you. we need you. with you, we can take florida and we take florida this election is over. >>> romney's wife ann was also out and attended a breast cancer awareness event in florida. the president will be in richard monday on thursday. >> the candidates will discuss u.s. relations with iran and the u.s. denies a report on the first ever one on one talks about iran's nuclear program. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal to negotiate, but iran insists the talks will wait until after the election. in a statement though, the national security counci
. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. >>> mitt romney and president obama reaching out to bases in virginia as they try to build momentum after their first debate. good morning, everybody. i'm karen gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this friday, october 5th, 2012. we're looking for a delightful day today, but some big changes are coming. >> let's just look at today. >>> right now off to a clear and chilly start. we had the lower humidity move in while you were sleeping, and what a delightful start to this friday, a clear sky. the moon and jupiter in the southern sky. bright venus now rising, and a gorgeous morning under way. it is certainly feeling autumnal. all those areas in dark green are in the 50s. the light green, generally low 60s. that includes areas right around the chesapeake bay and parts of areas just east of washington and the eastern shore. but much of virginia, much of maryland into west virginia, it's in the 50s, even a few spots here in the highlands. these areas in blue are in the 40s this morning. all around our region
it to the north and coming close to us. right now it is north of the bahamas, bringing rain in parts of florida and passing east. winds of 80 miles an hour. pressure holding steady now north/northwest at 15 miles an hour. maintain category 1 strength today off the coast of florida and heading northeast for tomorrow. then sunday, taking a turn to the north and then into monday northwest. tuesday, wednesday coming inland, and then just kind of sitting here right near us. here's washington, here's baltimore. there's philadelphia. so this entire part of the country from central virginia all the way to new england being affected by this storm. monday into tuesday and wednesday. here's some of the effects from this. sandy gets stronger as it does come our way. and rain starting sunday, becoming heavy late in the day. winds increasing sunday night. they'll be strongest monday, tuesday. maybe 60-mile-per-hour gusts or higher. that likely will cause power outages that may last several days. with ways to deal with all of that, we're joining tony tull in forestville. good morning, tony. >> tom, good morni
us more about a forecast. >> is octobery a word? >> you can make up that word. you're the scientist here. >> and we know exactly what you mean. >> that's kind of what it feels like. yesterday was decembery. and right now it's at least feeling more like its month. it's 55 at reagan national. not too bad. but it's near 50 in the nearby suburbs in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, and montgomery, and these areas in green are all in the 50s. parts of the eastern shore away from the waters as well as schenn shennendoah valley. most locations in the low 40s. we've got a clear sky now. the showers in the midwest may be getting closer to us by the time we get into the afternoon hours. between now and then, we'll have a nice warm-up. by noontime, the 60s. low 70s by mid afternoon. we could get some thunderstorms late afternoon into early evening. only a slight risk that they would be severe with damaging winds. i'll be back with a hometown forecast in ten minutes. your first four traffic now with danella. good morning. >> we'll start off with the rails. if you're jumping on the rai
for us? >> we had some pretty nice weather yesterday. i think most people will agree on that. today it's going to be cooler, but at least we're still going to see some sunshine. in fact, i think more sunshine across the area today. as far as those early morning temperatures, take a look, columbia heights coming in at 53. you've got 56 degrees in fran cone ya. then up in areas around potomac, 46. the temperature off to the west, we've got some freeze warnings to talk about. in west virginia the temperatures are starting out in the 30s. as we go through the next couple of overnights, early mornings, especially saturday morning, i think we're going to see those frost and freeze warning get a little closer in. let's talk temperatures for later today. 8:00 a.m., mostly clear, chilly start for us at 40 to 47 degrees. as far as noontime today, mostly sunny, cool conditions, 53 to 56. and for your afternoon, we're talking more sunshine. back to november. 59 to 62 degrees. i'll be back at 4:41 with a look at your four-day forecast. right now, first 4 traffic. >> thanks, veronica. here's the sit
edge of the cold front which yes indeed will bring us a scattering of shower chances today. certainly not a washout. but you will notice it once the front goes by. things will start to cool down quite a bit. highs today out ahead of the front. upper 70s for a lot of the folks in and around town. check those numbers out for tomorrow. high temperature tomorrow barely above 50. that ought to get you awake first thing on a sunday morning. we'll talk more about the rest of the weekend coming up. >> you've got us shivering already. thanks, chuck. >>> new this morning virginia state police are mourning the loss of one of their own as a trooper was killed while directing traffic at the state fair. the accident happened along route 30 right outside kings dominion. police say the trooper was in an intersection as people left the fair grounds and the amusement park when an suv hit him. he was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. police are expected to release the trooper's name later today. >> this morning police are searching for the man who shot five people in northwest d.c. investigators
people laugh without being offensive. kind of true, clean humor. exactly. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> i want to make sure we have the ships required by our navy. our air force is older and smaller than since any time it was founded in 1947. >> you mention the navy, for example. we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonettes. good morning. welcome to news 4. >> we're going to take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m., 60 degrees out there. pretty balmy for this time of year. looks like nice weather. >> we were promised a warmup, and we got it. >> it did get into the low 70s yesterday. today even warmer, if you can stand it. going to be a good 10, 11 degrees above the average high by this afternoon. this morning dress for chilly weather. just a few clouds drifting through now. and temperatures are in the 40s in the nearby suburbs and much of northern virginia, parts of maryland. prince george's generally mid-40s there now. and in the district of columbia and by the bay. in the mountains, generally in the 40s.
. >> keeping up with modern technology, newfangled things the kids are using. >> impressive. >> stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >> and now from washington's leading news station, this is "news4 today." >>> new this morning, the crash, chase, and standoff that all ended in front of a d.c. area embassy overnight. >>> and a possible double dose of stormy weather. the winter weather system and the hurricane that could cause problems for your weekend plans. tom kierein analyzing the models just coming into storm center 4. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" today for this thursday, october 25th, 2012. >>> at least two people have died as hurricane sandy continues to gain strength over cuba. the category 2 storm made landfall overnight with wind gusts up to 114 miles per hour. the haiti news agency ahp says a woman died trying to cross a flooded ravine. one person in jamaica was also killed when he was struck by a boulder. a tropical storm warning now in effect for palm beach beach county florida and the treasure
to be getting closer to us than it's been looking the last couple of days. right now it's a weak hurricane, passing the bahamas, swinging north into florida. here is the latest track. right now is has winds of 85 miles per hour. the concern for us, as it tracks north, maintaining a hurricane 1 category strength, passing to the west of bermuda and staying off the coast throughout the day and much of tomorrow. then, unfortunately, taking a turn inland and coming up our way. this is the position monday at 8:00 p.m., just off of ocean city the hundred miles. then as we get into monday evening into tuesday, it's when it's going to come right over us. however, it can track anywhere within this zone, and it's a wide zone of possibility here to boston, all the way down to southern virginia. right now the greatest chance would be it's going to be passing to the north of the washington metro area by during the day on tuesday. the thing is even when it's right out here, by monday afternoon, it's still going to have big effects on us as we do get into the rest of monday and then on tuesday. for us thi
honor the protection provided to us that must be reasonable and that protection must respect the dignity of every human being in this community. >> both officers will remain suspended until the police department completes its own investigation. corporal harrison will be sentenced in december. he faces up to ten years in prison. >>> a 61-year-old woman faces charges for allegedly causing a crash that killed an off duty prince george's county police officer. investigators say the accident that killed officer kevin bowden thursday was the result of the woman crossing several lanes of traffic along the road in clinton. the woman allegedly cut the officer off sending his cruiser right into a utility pole. that woman remains in the hospital. police say officer bowden was speeding and was not wearing a seat belt. funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. >>> new this morning a deadly bus crash involving a bus full of tourists just outside of las vegas. the driver apparently had some kind of medical issue behind the wheel as he approached the nevada border in kingman, arizona causing the
county with buses using snow emergency routes. frederick county schools are on a two-hour delay. >> and then there's the power question. right now utility companies working to restore electricity to thousands of area customers. pepco says it hopes to have 90% of the outages caused by sandy restored by 10:00 this morning. pepco customers are without power. most of the outages are in virginia. dominion virginia power reporting more than 20,000 customers in our area in the dark. it hopes to have power restored to all of its customers by tomorrow night. novec has 3,200 customers with no electricity. and bge has to restore power to more than 24,000 homes and businesses in our area, most of them in anne arundel county. >> let's get a check of the forecast. meteorologist tom kierein joins us, saying there is rain in the area right now. >>> the good news, for all those working out to get us back to a sense of normalcy, to restore power and the cleanup. storm team 4 radar showing a few snow showers in the mountains. we do have a few sprinkles most of northern virginia and the potomac, pa
is absolutely free of rainfall anywhere near us. here's your saturday planner. plenty of sunshine. highs today upper 50s and low 60s and of course it's a saturday in the fall. that means it's college football forecast fim. the black knights of army playing host to kent state university in west point today. a noon kick off. 47 degrees there. don't want to forget about the other service academy, the air force is on the road in laramie, wyoming taking on the cowboys tonight. cloudy, breezy, and cold. 52 and kickoff for that game, navy played yesterday. more games coming up. >> all right. see you then. >>> new this morning pakistani police say a car bomb exploded killing 13 people. it happened outside an office of pro government tribal elders in the northwestern part of the country. 25 others were hurt. no group claimed responsibility but pakistani taliban militants have staged such attacks in the past. >>> now to decision 2012. president obama and mitt romney are both hitting battleground states this weekend. the president will head to williamsburg, virginia today for debate camp. he is expected
't afford to double down on the same top down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. it's not a plan for our economy. it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class. it is not change. it is a relapse. >> he also poked fun at romney's big bird comment while saying he'd get rid of regulations while cracking down on sesame street. mitt romney is visiting a machinery company in abbingdon. yesterday he and his running mate paul ryan received an endorsement from the national rifle association. they also tried to build on the debate with more attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why the next four years are possibly going to be better than the last four years. he doesn't seem to be able to spl explain that because he has the same policies he had the last four years. >> later on, romney will head to another swing state, florida, for a rally in st. petersburg. >>> if romney did gain an advantage from his debate performance, he had the biggest audience watching. the nielsen ratings company said an estimated
carrollton. firefighters had to use a ladder to rescue people from the upper level apartment. that included a four-month-old baby. no one was hurt but the fire caused about $20,000 worth of damages because they're still trying to figure out exactly what started the fire. >>> now to an update on the outbreak of meningitis. there are now 50 reported cases of the virus in seven different states including maryland and virginia. the death toll stands at five right now. one person has died in virginia and another in maryland. health officials are working to try and contact thousands of patients who received a steroid shot for back pain. the contaminated steroid appears to have come from a pharmacy in massachusetts. this type of meningitis is not contagious. >>> starting today metro riders can see some controversial ads at several stations. the ads from the american freedom defensive initiative suggest radical savages. metro tried to delay the move amid the deadly protests in the middle east but a judge ruled yesterday saying metro must comply by monday night. these ads will be displayed at the ge
. >> yes. very good weather so are fa. it is 56 degrees out there. cool start. veronica is here to tell us more. >> i'm so excited about the day. i'm glad the nats are back in town. i'm so happy we're going to have great weather around. >> wearing your red. >> wearing my red. i'll be hopefully wearing my red too if they win. the rest of the week, i'll be wearing my red. >>> as far as what's happening right now, we do have clouds still out there, a little bit of mist, and a few light showers and sprinkles. that is going to end very soon. unlike the last couple of days where it just kind of lingered on and on, we're going to see the clouds move out. we're going to see sunshine in here, i think, by around 9:00 today. look at the satellite and radar review over the last few hours. you can see that clearing around charleston and west virginia. we're at 58 degrees here. new york city 53. philadelphia 59 degrees. we'll see the sunshine here. areas north of new york, probably staying in the clouds with showers around the area today. here's a look at the hour by hour forecast. for today, mid-60s no
. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. >>> so how much did you cut them by then? >> that's not true. >> how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and federal waters? >> governor romney, here's what we did. >> not holding back. a night of fiery attacks as president obama and mitt romney raise the stakes for their second debate. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 17th, 2012. take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 50 degrees out there. be sure to grab a coat as you head out the door. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to tell us how to put it all in perspective. >> and the 50 degrees is the warm spot. that's balmy. that's beach weather. >>> a few clouds passing over us, and thankfully, mersfully, we don't have the blustery winds like we've had the last couple of days or it would feel colder. down in maryland and west virginia, it's down into the 30s. it has dipped into the mid-30s around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley, and much of west virginia and
have to leave the house, use caution. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> we've been showing you pictures from ocean city, maryland. coastal communities are starting to feel the full force of sandy as it moves closer to shore. >> many residents have evacua evacuated, but unfortunately, it's only going to get worse there. news 4 is live in rehoboth with conditions there. >> reporter: winds are gusting to 40 miles per hour in rehob h rehoboth, in ocean city, 40 miles per hour. with the wind, it's just pushing further and further athis way. we're expecting high tide at 7:55. you can see the waves pushing behind me. we spoke to the governor that says that seven shelters are open across the state, three alone in the area of rehoboth. people need to take this into consideration. if you plan on leaving, you need to do so as soon as possible because you will be putting the lives of emergency responders at jeopardy if you decide to stay. back to you. >> our thanks to erica gonzalez there. >>> president obama is urging everyone in sandy's path to prepare for the worst. >> this is a seriou
our own defense, it makes us more weak. it projects weakness. when we look weak, our adversaries are more willing to test us, they're more brazen in their attacks, and they're much more willing to attack. >> that's a bunch of malarky. the congressman cut defense spending in his budget $300 million below what we asked for. >> both agreed it's time to wind down u.s. involvement. ryan said he agreed with the president to pull troops out of the country by 2014 but felt the white house should not announce a deadline and expose potential weakness. >>> a difficult day for the wife of a man beaten and robbed in eastern market. she'll come face to face with the subjects in court. thomas macelin has been in the hospital since august. he's blind in one eye and unable to walk or feed himself. last night a business community in capitol hill announced a $10,000 trust for macelin's family. his wife abby accepted the donation. she also talked about a safety festival being held next weekend. >> be part of a greater community. this is not only a reminder that we're members of this community, but i
. >> erica gonzalez at rehoboth beach for us. thank you, erica. >> 6:05 now. >>> already pepco is reporting nearly 3,000 customers in our area without power. the company says it's as prepared as it can be to g the lights back on to its customers. hundreds of utility crews from across the country are in our area to help pepco, but they may have to wait out the storm like the rest of us. news 4's tony tull is live at the fairgrounds in gaithersburg. are they ready to go? >> reporter: yeah, they are. they're staying at local hotels in gaithersburg. a lot have to wait until sandy calms down or passes and get in the trucks and raise the boom and get in their buckets and start making repairs. pepco last week put out a mutual aid request to some of the neighboring regions. guys, was it ever answered. you're looking at power trucks from north carolina power company. take a look to the left. those are alabama power company trucks. if you look down all the way to the left to the other side of the fairgrounds, you can see power trucks from arkansas. hundreds of trucks. quite a scene here at montgomery
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with the forecast. >> i'm going to have to use the "p" word. puffy coat. >> i was wondering where you're going with that. >> yeah, you're going to need it. feeling more like a december morning than october. >>> we're starting off with temperatures down in the upper 30s much of maryland and much of virginia. mercyfully, we don't have a lot of wind. you don't need your wind breaker over the puffy coat. right now mid-30s in the sm shenandoah valley. near freezing many locations in western maryland and highlands of west virginia where there's quite a bit of frost. so watch out for that. locally, upper 30s in montgomery county as well as prince george's and much of fairfax and the rest of northern virginia. arlington in the low 40s. much of southern maryland, only 40 degrees. a few high clouds drifting over us. going to set the stage for a beautiful sunrise. sunrise is getting later and later. not until 7:20. by 8:00 a.m., we'll still be cold. only around 40 degrees. quickly warming to 60 around noon. ought to hit mid and upper 60s. partly cloudy through the afternoon. light winds. by 6:00 p.m., ba
and twit pics. one user has used the handle fired big bird and tweeted this picture. it already has more than 23,000 followers. the race is tightening in two of the bat ground states, according to the latest nbc news "wall street journal" maris poll. in virginia, the president leads mitt romney by 2%. that's within the margin of error. he led there by 4% last month. the race is even tighter in florida. president obama leads his republican rival by just 1%. and we'll have much more on last night's debate throughout the morning. nbc news senior political editor mark murray will join us live later this morning to break down what the candidates needed to accomplish and whether they were successful. >> let's go to melissa live at the news4 news desk. >> we've just learned first lady michelle obama will travel to loudoun county this coming tuesday, october 9th for a campaign event. as soon as we get additional information on her visit, we'll pass that along. this highlights the importance of northern virginia in the race for the presidency. tomorrow, president obama will make a trip to fairfax
of other areas can be much colder. in fact, we're seeing temperatures north of us about ten degrees colder than that, or lower than that. so for tomorrow morning, though, could be in the 20s some spots. >> 20s? >> get ready to break out the coat. >> full coat. >> at least it's a saturday. we're going to see some of the lowest temperatures of the season, which means a lot of people may just say, hey, i'm going to stay in bed. stay in bed. sleep just a little while longer. >>> we're at 40 degrees in clinton, maryland. alexandria at 43. 41 in bethesda, maryland. anacostia, you are coming in at 48 degrees here early this morning. meanwhile, we've got a mostly clear sky. early this morning, 8:00 a.m., we'll just have a few clouds around the area. mostly sunny, i think, chilly start to us at 42 to 50 degrees. again, that big range whenever you've got the light winds and the clear skies. our wind will be picking up today with a cold front, turning bees breezy by noontime. at 5:00 as we get into the evening hours. partly breezy, and gusty. no rain with it. so today kind of like yesterday, just a l
in the same tunnel that happened back in july. >> i use it a lot. my girlfriend uses it to run on. she's like a young single girl kind of running early morning, late evening, so yeah, that's pretty concerning. >> police made at least one arrest in another attack that happened in july. they do not believe it's related to the other attacks on the trail. >>> another case this morning for police as they investigate who's been fondling women in fairfax county. a woman reported being groped as she walked on cumberland drive in springfield. she the sixth person to report such an incident in the last month and investigators believe there could be more cases. >>> it is just about 6:07 this morning. setting a bad example. the best tackle in a youth football game made bay coach. >>> a look ahead to chilly days. >>> and next, what a celestial site on the ground. looks like from above. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt r
subscription service, and a music store that sells individual tracks and albums. users will be able to use cloud technology to access their music across all of their devices. officials say this program is to help keep people's music all in one place and to be able to get it no matter where they are. how about that? >> great option. it's always nice to have lots of options. >> maybe it will be cheaper then too. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> right now the search is on for two area hikers missing in the montana wilderness. >>> and still on his feet. rg3 is going to outrace everybody. >> rg3 and the redskins leaving that home losing streak in the dust. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this monday, october 15th, 2012. a pleasant start to your morning outside. don't get used to it. big changes starting to move into our region again, right now. >> let's talk about right now and how much we like what's going on right now. >>> let's enjoy this mild start, unusually so for mid-october. a lot of clo
is going around. >> hope it's a big bucket. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. >>> a day baseball fans in d.c. have been waiting decades for as the nationals host their first home playoff game. what you need to know if you're going to be downtown today. good morning, everyone. i'm richard jordan in for aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, octer 10th, li outside, 5:00 a.m., 56 degrees. a cool way to start your morning. i think we're going to have nice weather ahead. >> yes. if you can put your nats t-shirt underneath your nats sweatshirt. >> that's right. and then you need to put it back on because it's going to be a little breezy again. on, off, on, off. the wind calm. and it's that calm wind that's allowing fog to form with the damp ground we've got. we've had the little bit of showers over the last couple of days. we're at 58 degrees right now. reagan national, you can see on the satellite and radar review. clouds ctinuing to push out. more breaks taking place off to our west. and our temperatures, they're abo
gilchrist. tom has a new word to add to your vocabulary this morning. octobery. take a look outside with us if you will right now. 55 degrees as we look live over the nation's capital. how are we defining octobery for people this morning? >> well, it's acting like it should be. it's regained its dignity as an autumn month. yesterday, it fell like a winter month. yesterday morning it was down into the 30s, much of the region. you don't need a winter coat, but you'll need your light fall jacket. right now, 55 at reagan national and generally in the upper 40s in prince george's county, but farther to the south and west, a few locations have dropped down to near 40 and that includes culpepper county, up toward manassas and prince william county, and right along the blue ridge, it's in the 40s. into the mountains, most locations in the 40s. southern maryland, st. mary's, eastern shore, most locations low to mid 50s there. the view from space showing a clear sky, but we have increasing clouds coming in from the midwest. this is a line of showers coming into ohio, indiana, kentucky, down to tennes
. the u.s. attorney's office is not commenting on the reason for the hearing. brown on still faces up to a year in prison. >>> problems may still persist in d.c.'s tax office five years after it was rocked by the largest embezzlement scandal in the city's history. "the washington post" is reporting auditors have warned district cfo about the issues. including poor tracking of tax payments, dummy accounts set up with fake social security numbers, and lack of management oversight. this comes five years after a mid-level manager was caught stealing millions through phony tax return refunds. >>> the nats' pitching struggles against the cardinals. st. louis' offense dominated the nationals, hitting four home runs en route to vehicle tee. the series is now tied at one game apiece with the series shifting to the nation's capital for the final three games. dan hellie has a recap from st. louis. >> good morning. all that went right in game one for the nationals did not in game two. starting pitcher jordan zimmermann struggled big-time giving up five earned runs in three innings of work. so thi
. there are two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah counties. buses are using emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one hour delay. frederick county schools in maryland on a two-hour delay. and in west virginia pendleton county schools are closed. berkeley, hampshire and jefferson counties are on delay. and there are schools in d.c. that are still without power. most schools plan to announce between 5:00 and 6:00 this morning whether they'll be able to open. >> 4:31. chilly start to your day, but no more rain falling, at least for now. let's check in with tom kierein to see if we're going to get wet weather. >> more importantly, can kids go trick or treating? >> i'm glad you asked. >>> right now we have just a few sprinkles to our north and west. storm team 4 radar showing that. those areas in green just a few sprinkles. still getting a few snow showers in central west virginia. the big snow event has pretty much ended in western maryland and down toward canaan valley. a few sprinkles in western fairfax, loudoun county, northern fauquier, prince william do
frankly, on the vikings, showing he's not afraid to use his legs. you'll see it right there. we'll hear what the quarterback had to say after this big game coming up in just a bit. and rg3 also getting it done at fedex field. we just told you about that. we'll tell you more. >> that's right. it is now 6:00, though. what an awesome game. awesome weather to match. we shall see. warm and wet to start the week. tom is keeping a close eye on some rain that's moving this way. he's here with more on the forecast. tom, good morning. glad to have you back. >> good to be back. >>> have an umbrella handy as you head out the door. might have a few passing morning sprinkles. here's storm team 4 radar showing patches of light green. a few sprinkles in northern montgomery county, right along the frederick county line from near damascus and across the frederick county line near green valley. that's heading off to the north and east up toward mt. aerie. farther west, getting a few other sprinkles in western maryland and central west virginia. these are heading off to the north and east as well. otherwis
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